iOS 7.1 Firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has been officially released by Apple and many users have already updated/upgraded their iDevices from old iOS 7.0.6/7.0.x firmware to the latest iOS 7.1 final firmware and if you're one of those who are running latest iOS 7.1 firmware and wants to switch back or downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.6 than following tutorial and guide will helps you in Downgrading Latest iOS 7.1 to Old iOS 7.0.6/7.0.x Firmwares on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod 5G Touch, iPad Air 5G, iPad 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad 3G and iPad 2G Using iTunes for Windows and Mac OS X.
Currently, Apple iOS 7.1 Firmware is available as final version, so users might get more updated versions from Apple in future i.e. iOS 7.2 or iOS 7.2 Beta firmwares after iOS 7.1 Firmwares Final Version. In case you're facing any kind of problem with iOS 7.1 final firmware and needs to get old iOS 7.0.6 firmware back on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 5G, iPad Air 5G, iPad 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad 3G and iPad 2G than you needs to follow below guide and this tutorial will also works with iOS 7.1 final firmware. So let's begin.
Prerequisite to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.6/7.0.x Firmwares:
How to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.6/7.0.x Firmwares for iPad, iPhone & iPod:
Step 1: Download the above required files in respect of your devices.
Step 2: Start and run iTunes software and connect it with your respective device with USB cable.
Step 3: Put your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch in 'DFU Mode' by following below procedures:
- First, Hold down Power button for 5 seconds.
- Now, Press and hold Home button with continue holding Power button.
- Then, Wait for 10 seconds and keep holding Home button but release the Power button.
- Now, Leave home button when the device enters in DFU mode successfully.
Step 4: After performing the above steps, you will be able to see your iDevice in iTunes in 'Recovery Mode'.
Step 5: Now just press and hold the ‘Alt/Option’ keys on Mac OS X or key 'Shift' on Windows OS. Now while holding it, press 'Restore' button to create custom IPSW in iTunes.
Step 6: After that, Put the 'iOS 7.0.6 IPSW' firmware in iTunes and let the software do the rest work automatically. Congratulations!! You have successfully Downgraded iOS 7.1 Firmware.